“Recipes to Get Your Pulse Racing”


On 6th July, 2023, Bold Beans Co. released a new cookbook to make you obsessed with beans, celebrating their versatility, nutritional value, and tastiness. Beans is How is honoured to have contributed by authoring the forward of the book and participating in the book’s official launch in London.

Get your hands on this wonderful book here!

Publisher: Kyle Book


Official Launch Event


The highly anticipated Bold Bean Co. cookbook launch united an exciting array of food enthusiasts, influencers, and industry professionals, all eager to experience the culinary magic of bean dishes.

As guests entered the venue, they were greeted by a vibrant atmosphere and the mouthwatering aroma of freshly prepared bean dishes wafting through the air. The venue was adorned with stunning displays showcasing the beauty and versatility of beans as a key ingredient in various culinary creations.

The evening commenced with a warm welcome from the Bold Bean Co. team, followed by a speech from Mr. Paul Newnham, Executive Director of the SDG2 Advocacy Hub. With his contagious enthusiasm for beans, Paul delivered an inspiring speech about the power and importance of incorporating beans into our everyday meals, for the benefit of both people and the planet. His passionate words resonated with the audience, further highlighting the value of beans as a nutritional, climate-smart, accessible and affordable food.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the gastronomic journey through the pages of the Bold Bean Co. cookbook and the delightful array of bean-based dishes, which showcased the versatility and nutritional value of beans in a truly captivating manner. These included: Queen Butter Beans with Ricotta and Lemon Basil Pesto, Queen Red Bean Ragu with Julienne Bruno, Supperstraccia and Queen Chickpea Satay Lettuce Boats, Yumello foods Crunchy Peanut Butter.

The guests indulged in these flavourful bites and engaged in lively conversations, sharing their favourite recipes and discovering new ways to incorporate beans into their own cooking adventures.

As the evening drew to a close, guests departed with a newfound appreciation for the humble bean, armed with a copy of the much-anticipated Bold Bean Co. cookbook.

The launch party served as a testament to the company’s commitment to promoting sustainable and nutritious eating habits, while simultaneously showcasing the immense culinary potential of beans.



“It’s a real thrill to be launching “Bold Beans: Recipes to Get Your Pulse Racing into the world”, filled with recipes that will excite and transform how people use beans. There’s something for everyone, including vegan, dairy and gluten-free.

I can’t wait to see people cooking from it – whether that’s our weeknight wonders or weekend bean-feasts for friends and family. I see this as a huge milestone for beans; not only are we able to celebrate their versatility in the kitchen, but through the contributions from leading food writers and chefs, this book is representative of  a bean movement that we are starting. Bring it on!”

– Amelia Christie-Miller

Why Beans?


“The bean and legume family in all its many varieties – are incredibly diverse. There are hundreds of different types of beans, all with different nutritional values and traits to withstand complicated climatic contexts including droughts and poor-quality soils – not to mention different tastes!

As one of the world’s most versatile and commonly eaten foods, beans are one of the quickest routes to putting affordable, nutrient rich food on the table as well as replenishing the planet.

How? The challenges facing global food production are immense. Beans, however, showcase one of the best tools we have at our disposal to mitigate and disrupt this cycle: diverse, resilient and simple to produce ingredients.

In this context, the humble bean provides a valuable lifeline, not just for farming households in rural communities who produce these crops, but also for the billions of people all over the world who rely on farmers for this produce. Research and innovation are providing the world with new bean varieties to meet the demands of a growing population and unchecked climate change.”

Extract from Beans, beans – they’re more than just good for your heart” #GoodFood4All

Congratulations to Amelia and the Bold Bean Co.!

Bold Bean Co. is a member of the growing Beans is How Campaign coalition, joining the ambitious mission to double global Bean consumption by 2028.

Use this cookbook to join the movement to get more beans on the menu:

  • Learn new cooking techniques and methods while exploring the versatility of beans
  • Share these recipes with your family and friends.
  • Promote yourself cooking them and tag @beansishow @boldbeanco #beansonthemenu

Purchase your copy of the book here!

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